EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Myopic Loss Aversion and Investment Decisions: From the Laboratory to the Field

Kazi Iqbal, Asad Islam (), John List () and Vy Nguyen

Framed Field Experiments from The Field Experiments Website

Abstract: Whether, and to what extent, behavioral anomalies uncovered in the lab manifest themselves in the field remains of first order importance in finance and economics. We begin by examining behavior of retail traders/investors making investment decisions in constructed laboratory markets. Our results show that the behaviors of the traders are consistent with myopic loss aversion. We combine the lab results with a unique individual-level matched dataset on daily stock market transactions and portfolio positions over a two year period. We find that lab behaviors help to predict, but do not fully capture, the essential real-world trading analogs of retail traders.

Date: 2021
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-exp, nep-hme and nep-upt
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://s3.amazonaws.com/fieldexperiments-papers2/papers/000730.pdf

Related works:
Working Paper: Myopic Loss Aversion and Investment Decisions: from the Laboratory to the Field (2021) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:feb:framed:000730

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Framed Field Experiments from The Field Experiments Website
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joe Seidel ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).

 
Page updated 2021-10-17
Handle: RePEc:feb:framed:000730